Samuel Constant Kwaku, former parliamentary aspirant of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) for Osu Clottey, on Tuesday described the petition by some aggrieved members of the constituency against Dr. Zanetor Rawlings as superfluous .
The petition addressed to former President Jerry John Rawlings, leader and founder of the NDC challenged the eligibility of Dr Rawlings to contest the November 2015 parliamentary primary.
Mr Kwaku said the address of the petition to Dr Zanetor’s father was wrong and baseless because she was not appointed but elected by more than 4,000 people to represent the constituency.
He said the petition, which was copied to the President, Council of Elders, National Chairman of the Legal Committee, Constituency Secretary among others was ill-intended and mischievous because the parliamentary candidate went through vetting and was cleared to run.
Mr Kwaku said as a member of Dr Rawlings’ campaign team, he knew very well that the parliamentary candidate met all the requisite formalities and guidelines before availing herself for the contest.
“So far as I am concerned Dr Rawlings is visible and well known to her constituents, that was why she won the primary overwhelmingly and whoever is in doubt can seek redress at the appropriate platform.
“Those claiming that Dr Rawlings’ name is not on the voters register are wrong because the parliamentary primary was not contested with the national voters register, and if Dr Rawlings feels disfranchised in the November 2016 general election, she can take up the issue with the Electoral Commission and not with aggrieved petitioners,” he said.
Mr Kwaku said Dr Zenator is focused and battle ready to win the parliamentary contest for the NDC this year, hence the need for her supporters and members of the party in the constituency not to allow some few disgruntled and faceless people to distract their attention.